Karl-Heinz Rummenigge - Real Madrid know we won't sell Robert Lewandowski

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge - Real Madrid know we won't sell Robert Lewandowski

In arguably the most anticipated matchup of the 2016-17 Champions League, defending champion Real Madrid head to Germany on Wednesday to face Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena in the first leg of their quarterfinals tie.

The second leg takes place in Madrid on Tuesday.

"I always say that in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, Bayern and against Real Madrid, I'd prefer that both teams are at full strength", he said.

And Reals Germany midfielder Toni Kroos is another to be coming up against his former employers.

At his earlier news conference, Ancelotti jokingly wished for Madrid forwards Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale to be stationed on the bench, in the stands and at home respectively.


Top-scorer Robert Lewandowski should be available, despite suffering a bruised shoulder in the 4-1 Bundesliga win over Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, while Thomas Muller is back in contention after missing two games with an ankle problem.

Bale, albeit while missed three months of action through injury, has endured his worst season since joining Real with nine goals in all competitions, while Ronaldo, with 19 in the league, is on course for his worst domestic tally since 2010.

"We would have preferred to have scored another goal", Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane told French TV. "They have a great team and great players", Zidane said.

The Champions League quarter final match between Bayern Munich and Real Madrid is set to start at 7:45 pm local time, 12:15 am IST and 2:45 am EST.

That defeat remains Bayerns record home European loss, yet there is no talk of revenge ahead of Wednesdays clash. They've met in Champions League play 17 times, more than any other pairing. Bayern was dealt a blow with a half-hour to play when Javi Martinez was sent off with two yellow cards within three minutes for fouls on Ronaldo. "Real have the better chance now but we still have a chance too, and we'll play with everything we've got". It could turn into a shootout for the ages given the absence of a key central defender for each side.

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